May 23, 2017 Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Calls on Ed Gillespie to Rebuke E.W. Jackson Endorsement

by Christina Freundlich

Was Labeled as “Too Extreme” To Serve as Virginia’s Lt. Gov

Once said that gays are “degenerate” and will eventually destroy America. Called Obama an “evil presence.” Compared Planned Parenthood to the KKK. Said that the Democratic party’s agenda is “worthy of the Antichrist.”

Yep, these are just a handful of bright ideas from Ed Gillespie’s latest endorser, E.W. Jackson.

Earl Walker Jackson may be best known from his failed lieutenant governor bid in 2013, in which the Washington Post editorial board called Jackson “too extreme” to serve as Virginia’s lieutenant governor.

Since losing in 2013, here’s just a small sample of E.W. Jackson’s latest bright ideas:

He believes that the Women’s March participants are on the “godless side” of “America’s spiritual war.”

He said that President Obama was turning our military into a sexual experiment because he doesn’t believe in America.

He claimed that Donald Trump didn’t say the things that the video showed him saying.

He said that the ACLU are agents of “demonic power.”

And he said to black Christians that “Democrats hate your guts.”

“Ed Gillespie’s rolodex of endorsements, from Senator Dick Black to E.W. Jackson, couldn’t be further from the inclusive, just and fair Commonwealth that Virginians have seen under Governor McAuliffe,” said DPVA spokeswoman Christina Freundlich. “There couldn’t be a worst surrogate than E.W. Jackson to speak to the future of Virginia, and Ed Gillespie should should rebuke his endorsement.”